Kurt Busch pulled out an upset win in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to get into the third round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. Busch ended an 0-for-21 losing streak at Las Vegas. Matt DiBenedetto finished second, while Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Junior and Alex Bowman rounded out the top-five.

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Scores in baseball and football yesterday…….. N-L Central: Cleveland 8, Pittsburgh 6 Cincinatti 5, Minnesota 3 Chicago(NL) 10, Chicago(AL) 8 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2 N-F-C North: Green Bay Packers 37, New Orleans Saints 30 Detroit Lions 26, Arizona Cardinals 23 Chicago Bears 30, Atlanta Falcons 26 Tennessee Titans 31, Minnesota Vikings 30

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Twins outfielder Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda (my-AYEduh) finished off his regular season with another strong start and Minnesota beat Detroit 7-6 to take over sole possession of the A-L Central lead for the first time since late August. Eddie Rosario added a two-run homer for the Twins, who won…

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Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the N-F-L’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77. Nicknamed “The Kansas Comet” and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers…

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N-B-A legend and Hornets owner Michael Jordan is forming a new NASCAR team. Jordan is teaming up with three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and named Bubba Wallace as the driver. The team will compete in the NASCAR Cup Series starting next season. Jordan will be the owner of the team and Hamlin will maintain…

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Former Wisconsin Badgers star running back Jonathan Taylor gouged the Minnesota Vikings defense for 101 yards and a touchdown in his first N-F-L start. Taylor was a major offensive contributor for the Indianapolis Colts in a 28-11 victory Sunday. Quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Vikings was picked off three times as Minnesota fell to an…

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Bryson DeChambeau clinched his first major title with a strong final round at the U-S Open at Winged Foot, as he carded a three-under 67 to pull away for dominant six-stroke victory over overnight leader Matthew Wolff. DeChambeau, whose win was his seventh on the P-G-A Tour, was two shots behind Wolff when the day…

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– The Bucks have staved off elimination without the services of Giannis Antetokounmpo, winning 118-115 in overtime over the Heat in Game 4 for their first victory of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Antetokounmpo exited the game early in the second quarter after aggravating a sprained right ankle, but Milwaukee managed to stay alive thanks…

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Grayson Greiner hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning off left fielder Eddie Rosario’s glove to lift Detroit. The Tigers erased a four-run deficit by raking Minnesota’s relievers for eight runs in the late innings. The Tigers snapped a streak of five straight losses to the Twins. Tigers reliever Kyle Funkhouser (1-1) earned his…

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The Minnesota Twins scored three times off of the White Sox bullpen to beat Chicago last night 3-2 at Target Field. Luis Arraez (ub-ryze) had a pinch-hit, run-scoring double in the sixth and Byron Buxton singled in a run in the seventh to snap Minnesota’s six-game losing streak. Caleb Thielbar got the win in relief…

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